Criminal Cases and Restraining Orders

Annia assists in various stages of criminal proceedings, including preliminary investigations, court proceedings, and filing appeals. Our attorneys provide opinions and advice on various criminal law matters as well. Additionally, we support our clients in matters related to restraining orders, such as making applications and handling situations involving breaches of restraining orders.

Many assignments can also be carried out through remote services.

One can unexpectedly become a victim of a crime, even when completely innocent and unrelated to the situation. Crime victims, also known as complainants, might not have the resources to demand the legal assistance or compensation they rightfully deserve. That's why they need a caring and knowledgeable advocate by their side, especially in more serious crimes. A crime may have resulted in both financial losses and injuries, for which the complainant has the right to seek compensation. An experienced advocate ensures that the compensation claim is properly formulated.

This is how the process of handling a criminal case proceeds.

If you have become a victim of a crime or a witness, also refer to Victim Support Finland

Did you know that victims of sexual crimes and victims of violent crimes committed by a close person have the right to legal representation, and their attorney's fees are covered by state funds? In all criminal cases, the victim or complainant has the right to claim reimbursement for their legal expenses from the opposing party if that party is deemed responsible for the crime. Additionally, legal expenses in court might be covered by legal protection insurance included in home insurance policies.

It is advisable for the defendant, who is the person suspected or accused of a crime, to acquire legal representation already during the preliminary investigation stage to ensure the realization of their legal protection. If the alleged crime carries a potential sentence of at least four months of imprisonment or if the conditions for remand in custody are met, the defendant has the right to have a defense attorney, whom they can choose themselves. We have extensive experience in providing assistance to defendants in various stages of the legal process.

If your safety is at risk and you fear for your well-being, you can seek a restraining order to protect yourself. A restraining order, also known as a no-contact order or protection order, is a legal order issued by a court that prohibits the person causing the threat from contacting you. It is intended to safeguard your life, health, freedom, or privacy by preventing the individual from reaching out to you.

While restraining orders are commonly associated with threats posed by former spouses or partners, they can also be obtained against anyone if valid grounds exist for the order. Restraining orders are typically requested in cases involving violence or harassment.

If you need assistance in obtaining a restraining order, it's a good idea to consult with legal professionals who have experience in various types of restraining order cases. They can guide you through the process and help ensure your safety and rights are protected. Feel free to reach out to us – we have experience in a wide range of restraining order cases and we are here to assist you.

Economic Crimes

Complexity is a characteristic of economic crimes. Solutions to these problems are not directly readable from legal statutes, but rather require a broad understanding of the legal system and legal practice. Mastery of criminal and procedural law is especially important when dealing with economic crimes, but there are often connections to legislation related to accounting, taxation, bankruptcy, and business law.

With years of developed experience in legal practice, particularly in criminal and procedural law, we possess the skill and readiness to represent you throughout the entire process – whether you are suspected of a crime or the victim. We do everything in our power to safeguard your interests in all stages of the process, from pretrial investigation to court proceedings. We ensure that your rights are protected at all times, and that you are represented with professionalism. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance with an economic crime case. Our attorneys are always ready to help you.